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    Thread: O2m Axle inner boot

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      05-08-2012 05:28 PM #1
      One of my inner axle boot is starting to leak. I have a spare damaged axle that I can take the boot off. I believe they don't sell inner boots for these axles. What is the best way to replace the boot ? Can the inner joint come apart or do I need to remove the outer joint to install the new boot ?

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      05-09-2012 07:57 AM #2
      If there’s a cap on your axel, on the inner joint. Pop that off... Have lots of PAPER TOWELS and Brake clean.. clean all the grease up you can...
      there’s a c-lip in there you will need to pop off.. DO NOT LOSE IT! try to mark the way the joint is on the end of the axel. (with like a screwdriver or something that will stay)
      once you pop off the c-clip the whole joint should slide off.. Clean everything up real good! then just reassemble and add some grease...


      this might help ya.. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...and-inspection
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      05-09-2012 04:58 PM #3
      Well I looked at it carefully and there is no way to separate the inner joint. The cap at the end is not removable. The only way I'll be able to install the new boot is by removing the outer joint. It is not the same kind of axle that is used in the DIY. But mine is oem for sure.
      Last edited by madonion; 05-09-2012 at 05:01 PM.

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      05-10-2012 07:51 AM #4
      you probably have to bend the tabs up on the cap.. Unless the 02M Axels are not rebuildable and thats why you cant source a boot kit for it..
      yeah the DIY is just an 02J axel rebuild.. but the concept is all the same for any axel..
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      05-12-2012 08:37 PM #5
      They do come apart, you only need to pull, there's no Clip. There's no cap a then end they are not rebuildable. Good thing I had a spare boot.




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